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Literacy podcast educates educators

Podcast fans enjoy the medium’s ability to provide fresh information that is easily consumed during a morning workout or daily commute — like an aural sports drink or espresso. Elizabeth Baker, associate professor in the College of Education, hosts Voice of Literacy, which covers new literacy education research.

Posted the first and third Monday of every month from September to April, the podcasts feature Baker interviewing researchers from around the country to update educators and graduate students, and she does it all with a refreshing sense of humor.

It is available via iTunes, Facebook, Twitter and at, the podcast website.

“We are trying to keep not only graduate students updated but also literacy researchers, teachers, parents, principals, policymakers and journalists,” Baker says.

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